Cleaning Out Your Closet for Greater Joy

So, why in the world would I show you all my dirty laundry? Well, not laundry. I would never show you that! But, why would I show you my mess? Because the Lord impressed something so precious on my heart, as I walked through the mess, stepping over wires from my husband's studio, and trying to find a square foot to set my bags down on after work. 
 You see, I just finished speaking at a lovely weekend retreat called Revealed Retreat: Discover Who I Am in Christ. I challenged the ladies to give the Lord the deepest parts of their hearts - even the rooms of their hearts that they have shut the doors on for years. In the fight to stay positive and to keep from drowning in pain, sorrow and despair, people tend to avoid difficult conflict that arises when dealing with broken relationships and pain from the past. It's easier to ignore things and to just keep stuffing. These are things that may give us PTSD, if we decide to unpack them.

What I Love About You, Mom!

My mother prayed with me so many times, that I felt prayer was a natural extension of life, like breathing. She prayed with me when I was sick, when I was afraid, and in the car driving to the mall. She did spiritual warfare with me. She prayed in the Spirit over me. She made all things spiritual clear and easy. It was all about our relationship with Jesus.

No Regrets

Have you ever felt unworthy before the Lord? Do you struggle with intimacy with God, because you are afraid he is mad at you? This podcast is by Shieldwall Ministries for men. My brother Seth Dean shares his story about walking through this battle against fear. Listen and share with any men in your life! …

Do The Next Thing

”Do The Next Thing” by Elisabeth Elliot When I went back to my jungle station after the death of my first husband, Jim Elliot, I was faced with many confusions and uncertainties. I had a good many new roles, besides that of being a single parent and a widow. I was alone on a jungle …

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 20 The Pouring Out of God’s Holy Spirit

One of the promises of God in Joel 2 for those fasting, is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit for signs and wonders. Do you hunger for more than a religious experience? Do you want a life-changing transformation from the inside out that touches everyone around you? Anyone who thinks of fasting as an activity …